The HMR Program in Cooperation with the University of Kentucky is one of two HMR
Centers of Excellence that are wholly owned, staffed, and operated by HMR
Weight Management Services Corp., the nation's leading provider of weight treatment
services to the medical community. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, we've helped
thousands of dieters through our clinic programs and through our HMR at Home®
Staff Dedicated Exclusively to Your Success
Our staff continually receives extensive behavioral and medical training so we are
able to provide you the most state-of-the-art, effective weight-loss treatment possible.
If you join our clinic program, our highly supportive staff of health educators,
nurses, physicians, and program coordinators will work tirelessly with you to help
you lose the weight you want. More importantly, you will experience a level of care,
compassion, and dedication to your success that is truly unique. Even after the
diet is over, we'll continue to work with you to help you master the skills you'll
need to keep the weight off. Click here to meet the staff.
Offering the Best in Clinical Care
The Medical Director of our program is L. Raymond Reynolds, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.
Dr. Reynolds, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Division of Endocrinology,
is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He practices
medicine at both the UK Medical Center and VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Reynolds has been with the HMR Program for Weight Management™ since 1999
and is Co-Chairman of the HMR Medical Advisory Board.
Our program consistently receives multiple HMR Gold Standard Awards which
recognize excellence in performance and patient care. We are among the top 5% of
HMR Programs nationwide recognized for our outstanding patient care. Over the years,
we have received awards in the categories of greatest weight-loss rates, outstanding
group attendance, and best weight-maintenance data.
Local Patients Selected to be National Testimonials
We are extremely proud of the results our patients have achieved. Several of our
patients have gone on to become role models for others, sharing their weight-loss
stories on the national stage. Kentucky's own
Debbie E., who lost 49 pounds with our Healthy Solutions®
Program, even graced the cover of HMR's national brochure in 2008.
Breaking New Ground in Weight-Management Research
Some of the most important dieting breakthroughs in the weight-management field
were discovered at our clinic as part of our ongoing research on the treatment of
obesity and its co-morbidities. Under the direction of world-renowned endocrinologist
and researcher James W. Anderson M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition
Emeritus at the University of Kentucky and Chairman of HMR's Medical Advisory Board
Emeritus, our program results have been featured in dozens of medical journals,
including two recently published studies on patients who have lost 100 pounds or more.
We welcome the chance to work with you to help you reach your goals!
To Place an Order, call 877-467-5162
To Join the Program, call 877-807-7428
The HMR Program in Cooperation with the University of Kentucky
4071 Tates Creek Centre Drive, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40517
Click here for directions
Schedule an Orientation
We know that joining a weight loss program is an important and perhaps somewhat
difficult decision. We want to make sure that you have all the information you need
to make the right choice.
Join us at one of our information sessions where you can meet the staff and learn
all about the program and the great results that are possible for YOU.
- Learn how the diet works in more detail
- Get information on the costs of the different diet options
- Sample our delicious diet foods
- Meet our highly trained and compassionate staff who will be with you every step
of the way!
Register for an orientation session using the calendar below. If you don't see a
time that works for you, please call us and we can schedule a more convenient time
Meet the Staff
Standing L-R: Sarah-Ashley Solie, Jennifer Alcala, Christi Cummings,
Terri Collova, Mandy Stiers, Kim Berryman
Seated L-R: Renee James, Jennifer Collins, Jenny Bynum
Christi Cummings, RN, Program Nurse
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2001
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I lost 30 lbs when
I started with HMR and am off meds and feel so much better. I love helping our patients
get off of medications and live life to the fullest!! It is so much fun to see people get better.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? I love the Chicken Creole Entrée
and the Mexican-Style Bean and Beef Enchilada Entrée mixed with a little
garlic salt and some fat free sour cream. (Yummy!)
What do you like to do for fun? I love spending time with my family:
my husband and 2 kids ages 5 and 7. I also love to scrapbook and sew!
Amanda Fort, RN, BSN, Program Nurse
How long have you worked with HMR? Since August 2012
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Kinesiology/Exercise.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I have had a very
diverse career in nursing and the reason I love HMR so much is because I actually
get to see patients get better. I get to assist taking patients off medications
instead of putting them on medications. I love watching these patients achieve their
goals, decrease their chances of associated risk factors, and feel better, right
before my eyes. A lot of these patients leave our program and are able for the first
time in their lives to live life to the fullest! It warms my heart every single day!!
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? I love the Chicken Creole Entrée,
the Cheese and Basil Ravioli, and my favorite is the 120 Vanilla Shake with lemon
Crystal Light and fat-free, sugar-free cheesecake Jell-o.
What do you like to do for fun? I love to be outdoors. I like to run, hike, and camp.
Ashley Kirkwood, Account Manager, National Trainer
How long have you worked with HMR? I started as a Health Educator with HMR in 2002.
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor’s
Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I love the people
that I work with every day and it’s so nice to work with others who are all
working toward the same goal: helping our patients and clients change their lives
and improve their health. I love hearing success stories from our patients and clients
-- people who have a new lease on life after changing their behaviors and improving
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? I don’t think I have one
favorite, but here are two I like: 120 Vanilla Shake with sugar-free vanilla pudding,
a splash of sugar-free vanilla syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I also love the
HMR Multigrain cereal, with frozen mixed berries and Splenda. I let it sit for a
few minutes so it takes on the consistency of cobbler.
What do you like to do for fun? I love to be outside! Specifically,
hiking and camping (but only in good weather – cool temps and no bugs) and
running and walking with my Australian Cattle Dog, Max. Although I don’t have
much time to do it, I also enjoy cooking and baking.
Sarah-Ashley Solie, RD, Program Operations Specialist
How long have you worked with HMR? I have worked for HMR since 1999.
What is your educational background? My educational background
is in nutrition. I have a Master's Degree in Community Nutrition and I’m a Registered Dietitian.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I like the fact
that I can confidently say that we have a program that works. Many patients come
in to our program with a history of failure. They have tried other ways to lose
and maintain weight but have not been successful. It brings me great joy that I
am able to play a role in helping people make positive changes that not only affect
their weight but also their health.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? My absolute favorite is the Cheese
and Basil Ravioli Entrée over spaghetti squash and topped with sautéed
mushrooms and bell pepper.
What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy doing crafts with my daughter
and sampling new recipes to use the vegetables that I get in my CSA share. I also
love to run. I completed my first marathon in April 2011.
Jenny Bynum, Program Operations Specialist
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2007
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor's of Science
Degree in Education, Middle School Math and Science.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? Seeing lives truly
changed and their quality of life improved.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? Hot Mocha Shake made with HMR
chocolate shake mix, coffee, and sugar free butterscotch pudding mix
What do you like to do for fun? Hike, camp, and spend quality time
with friends and family.
Jennifer Collins, Health Educator
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2008.
What is your educational background? I graduated from Morehead
State University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree with a concentration in Nutrition.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? What I enjoy most
about my job is being able to see people working really hard to make changes in
their lifestyle every day, and being able to enjoy things they have never done before
or haven't done in years. Not many jobs give you an opportunity to really make a
difference in someone's life, but here at HMR we make it happen every day.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? My favorite HMR recipe is an
HMR Vanilla Shake with cup of frozen mixed fruit and a teaspoon of sugar-free almond syrup.
What do you like to do for fun? I love hanging out with my family,
cooking with my 2 year old, and putting on some good oldies music and dancing around
my house. I also enjoy a good book every now and again.
Kim Berryman, RD, Program Operations Specialist
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2006
What is your educational background? I have Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Dietetics.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? That's easy! Celebrating
the milestones with our patients. Sure we celebrate a big loss on the scale, and
when someone hits the 50 pound mark. But I especially love when patients share what
that really means - getting to fly on an airplane without having to ask for a seatbelt
extender, or getting to wear a favorite dress they haven't been able to get into for years!
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? The Butterscotch Banana Shake
made with HMR 120 Shake, a banana, sugar-free butterscotch pudding mix, and sugar-free English toffee syrup.
What do you like to do for fun? I love all sorts of physical activity,
but especially racquetball, zumba, and riding my bike outside. I also enjoy playing
in a band I recently joined called the Bats. At age 50, I am the youngest member!
It's a mix of everything from rock-n-roll to cabaret and comedy.... we have the
Jennifer Alcala, Health Educator
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2006.
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor's of Arts
Degree in Organizational Communications from Indiana University and an Associate
of Arts Degree in Dance, from Florida State University.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? The thing I love
most about working as a Health Educator is seeing the wonderful life changes that
our patients achieve through weight loss. It's amazing to support our patients to
learn and practice healthy behaviors, often enabling them to decrease or eliminate
the need for medications and have a much improved quality of life!
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? My favorite HMR recipe is simple
and delicious! I love the HMR Vanilla Shake with frozen strawberries and frozen blueberries.
What do you like to do for fun? I love spending time with my family,
hiking and exploring new places. I'm also a Registered Yoga Teacher and love practicing and teaching yoga.
Tracy Tighe, Account Manager
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 1993.
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor's of Science
Degree in Clinical Dietetics, Arizona State University (go Devils!).
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I love connecting
with people all over the country who share my passion for helping others. Even though
I no longer work directly with patients, through the staff I work with who do work
with patients, I feel that I am in some way a part of the amazing difference they
are making in their lives!
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? Spinach Ravioli Bake with fresh
baby spinach and shallots, a touch of balsamic vinegar, then layered in a casserole
dish with the Cheese and Basil Ravioli. Top with low-fat parmesan cheese and bake
until bubbly. YUM!
What do you like to do for fun? Long walks with my husband and
dog through our neighborhood and trails throughout our city. We also love to hike
in the mountains. This summer we went to northern Georgia and hiked a tiny bit on
the Appalachian Trail at the terminus on Springer Mountain.
Renee James, Clinic Manager
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 1990.
What is your educational background? Business Management
What do you like most about your job with HMR? Hearing both small
and large improvements in our patients quality of life – whether it be something
as significant as being able to buckle their seatbelt for the first time, or not
have to ask for a seatbelt extension on an airplane, or something as simple as being
able to play with their kids and grandkids.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? I like Cauliflower Soup made
with HMR Chicken Soup, cauliflower, brown rice and garlic pepper.
What do you like to do for fun? Spend time with my “extended”
family (husband, daughter, 3 dogs, 2 cats (really 4 cats - but we don’t count
the 2 outside cats), fish, tropical fish and 2 hamsters!) I also love to work in
the garden and to read.
Terri Collova, RD, Health Educator
When did you start working with HMR? April 2005
What is your educational background? I’m a Registered Dietitian
What do you like most about your job with HMR? Helping people learn
the lifestyle skills to maintain their weight loss long-term.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? Enchilada Soup made with Mexican-Style
Bean and Beef Enchilada Entree, HMR Chicken Soup, black beans, canned diced tomatoes,
corn, onion, green, yellow and orange peppers, cilantro and chili seasoning, topped
with a dollop of light sour cream and tortilla strips. Yummy!
What do you like to do for fun? I like to hike, water ski, run
with my dog, dance, and spend time with my family.